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Eating right aids the fight

A healthy recipe that goes hand-in-hand with the cancer prehabilitation regime.

These bite-sized breaded chicken and asparagus rolls are great for providing energy, protein and vitamins to those with a loss of appetite. The addition of asparagus in this recipe not only lends a dash of colour to the dish, but also boosts vitamin content as it is rich in folate, antioxidants, iron and potassium. This is also a fun recipe to enjoy with your family — everyone can help to roll the chicken up!


  • 4 chicken breasts, 100g each
  • 2 sheets of seaweed, cut in half
  • 4 stalks of asparagus, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 6 tbsp Nestum
  • 4 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  • Using a sharp knife, butterfly the chicken breasts to approximately 0.5mm thickness. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a sheet of seaweed on top of each chicken breast.
  • Place a stalk of asparagus in the centre, and roll the chicken into a wheel (like a Swiss roll).
  • Dip chicken roll in egg mixture and coat it with Nestum evenly. Secure the roll with a toothpick.
  • Heat up oil in a non-stick pan and pan-fry chicken roll until cooked. Remove from heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise and peanut butter until well-mixed.
  • To serve, slice chicken rolls into bite-sized pieces, with peanut mayonnaise on the side.

Recipe by CGH Department of Dietetic & Food Services.

Eating right aids the fight